Monday, April 10, 2017

Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

My sister Ebony,and I had the pleasure of taking over the newly launched Twoobs Snapchat account on Saturday (go ahead and follow them @twoobs and me @fashionhayley while you're at it, I freaking love Snapchat) Anyway we had a really fun day of shopping the new season launch at Mister Zimi which was crazily busy as this new collection has so many to die for pieces, I want one of everything, but luckily I didn't go too crazy and only bought the above dress in the 'Poppy' print whilst Ebs bought the matching 'Poppy' jumpsuit and a top and skirt in the pink 'Desert Lily' print. This is my first Mister Zimi purchase and I was happily surprised by the sizing, Due to their returns policy I was reluctant to purchase online without first trying on the pieces which is why we headed down to the launch, and whilst the size 14 jumpsuit was never going to get over my butt I ended up being a 12 in a few of the skirts, dresses and tops (basically all of my weight is carried in my bottom half). So if you're on the curvier side like me I wouldn't be afraid of heading in store and trying on some pieces because they can work for you - especially as a lot of the tops have fluted sleeves which allow for arm fat which I know can be an issue with other straight sized brands not grading up the arms in larger sizes. Sizing is weird in all stores so as always I tend to ignore the number on the tag and simply try things on because you never know what will work for you and how you want the piece to fit. In recent weeks I've bought everything from a size 10 jumper as I preferred the length on me to a size 16 dress because the 14 wouldn't get over my hips so that just goes to show you just really never know.

We went to Luna Park to recreate one of my most famous fashionhayley Snapchat moments - me screaming on a roller coaster at the Royal Melbourne Show. Unfortunately I got in trouble for using my phone on the ride (I have a case with a handle that can go over my wrist so there was no risk to the safety of the people below) so the short clip I got was at a kinda terrible angle but oh well it was still fun. My sister was feeling a bit sick so she skipped the ride and my ex boyfriend Stephen who met us to take our new outfit #twinning photos came on with me, PS how good a job did he do taking our photos for our impromptu matching outfit photo shoot? Thanks m8!

Outfit details

On me
Dress Mister Zimi
Flatforms Twoobs
Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live
Bag pom poms attached to our Mister Zimi shopping bags
Sunglasses Fendi via Vision Direct
Earrings Kitsu

On my sis
Jumpsuit Mister Zimi
Flatforms Twoobs
Bag Zara
Bag pom poms attached to our Mister Zimi shopping bags
Sunglasses Kinki Gerlinki

My 'This is Living' bag is a collaboration piece by Jess and Stef of How Two Live and From St Xavier and is available to buy from ASOS. It was sent to me in a HUGE box that said to be careful when you cut it open as inside was a freaking HELIUM BALLOON! Honestly all parcels should come with a helium balloon, it certainly made my day!

Our shopping bags from Mister Zimi came with these cute pom pom's attached to the strap so we added them to our bags cos why not?

Honestly it was such a fun day, non stop laughing and good times!

My fave new sunglasses by Fendi from Vision Direct. I love the zig zag arm so much, they're just so unique!

Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live
Sunglasses Fendi via Vision Direct

Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live

Sparkly pink glitter flatforms - basically these are me in shoe form! I LOVE them!

Flatforms Twoobs

Ebs caught the giggles too!

My sister's style is more refined and classic than mine but she still likes to have fun with colour and accessories.

Ebs loved the mint colour of her twoobs - mint is her signature colour like pink is mine.

Flatforms Twoobs

I'm so lucky to have such an awesome sister, honestly sometimes I don't know what I'd do without her. Yes like all sisters we sometimes fight, but I know and she knows that deep down we love each other and will always be there when the other needs us. Thanks Ebs for coming on our epic #twoobs Snapchat takeover I had a lot of fun!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pop Art at Home

Home is where the heart is as they say and it is really very true for me. I love my little apartment with all it's fun, cute and bright nicknacks that I have collected from around the world. I love being able to decorate as I want now that I am single which means my home looks exactly like my wardrobe - bright and colourful with a hell of a lot of pink! This dress by Seagrass Design immediately caught my eye with its pop art inspired print and as soon as I put it on inside my lounge room I knew I wanted to shoot the outfit right there - it just matched so very perfectly.

Outfit details
Pop art print dress Seagrass design
Spotty clutch Homework
Earrings Kitsu
Heat bangle Saveyourself Shop
Pink heels Camper 'Paradise' heels

Seagrass Design are a Launceston design duo who not only do amazing original prints and manufacture everything locally in Tasmania but heir clothes also go up to a size 18 off the rack or they can custom make your size if you need! That is absolutely amazing news for all my fashion loving plus size readers as I know how hard it is to find unique and stylish clothes in size fat. The fabric is a wonderfully soft rayon that doesn't cling to you at all and the quality of the garment really impresses me, it feels like it will last hundreds of wears. I am very excited to find a new innovative label coming from the Apple Isle, especially as they have a physical store to visit in Launceston which is very close to where my mum now lives - I can't wait to pay them a visit on my next trip down!

I am sure I will get questions about where some of the items in my lounge room are from so here goes:

Sideboard tv unit Ebay
Pink frame on tv unit Ikea Art by Laura Blythman
Ice cream pot Target
Faux crepe Tokyo
Photo frame Ikea Art by Mel Stringer
White deer head Freedom
Yellow pineapple candle Dangerfield
Pink deer no idea
Red and white polkadot shape Yayoi Kusama toy from the Mori Art Gallery Tokyo
White frame on wall Ikea Art by Shuh Lee
Lamp Kmart
Retro chair Found for $35 at my local Vinnies!
Cushion on chair Kmart
Faux fur rug Kmart

This clutch is another locally made piece this time by Melbourne design studio Homework who have a fabulous studio in Brunswick. I am all about supporting locally made and designed as much as possible.

Spotty clutch Homework
Heat bangle Saveyourself Shop

Yeah these continue to be my go to heels for all occasions.

Pink heels Camper 'Paradise' heels

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bold Shoulder

I have been pretty obsessed with off the shoulder everything this summer so as soon as I saw this dress by Boom Shankar pop up in my instagram feed as in an ad I knew I had to get it. Somehow all my google search history came to bite me on the arse as the dress of my late night searching dreams was right there in my feed with a shopable link. Ahhh the times we live in hey? Anyway I do indeed love this dress and algorithms or whatever computer magic they used aren't all bad as I did find this dress with their help. Thank you computer magic!

Pink off the shoulder dress Boom Shankar
Pink sunglasses Miu Miu from Shadstation
Earrings Kitsu
Pink unicorn brooch Kate Spade
Happy bangle Kate Spade
Pink flower ring Naomi Murrell
Pink angel wings ring Vintage store in Tokyo
Circle bag Chip Chop
Pink heels Camper 'Paradise' heels

A girl can never own too many pairs of sunglasses and my latest addition to my collection are these amazing dark pink Miu Miu's from Shadestation. I will forever love bold and wacky sunnies.

Pink sunglasses Miu Miu from Shadstation

Oh boy this is my newest and most favouritest jewellery EVER. Look at that Happy balloon bangle and unicorn balloon brooch from Kate Spade and don't tell me they don't bring a smile to your face. I lusted after them for about a month before I caved and bought them. They're just so bloody amazing I couldn't resist. The flower ring is another new addition and it's by Adelaide designer Naomi Murrell - and guys it is reversible! Who even knew that was possible? Multi-functional jewellery - I dig it!

Earrings Kitsu
Pink unicorn brooch Kate Spade
Happy bangle Kate Spade
Pink flower ring Naomi Murrell

My housemate did such an amazing job taking these photos, thanks so much Harry ✿♥‿♥✿

Circle bag Chip Chop

These shoes are so effing cool, gah can not deal I love them so much!

Pink heels Camper 'Paradise' heels

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Dream Dress

If you follow me on Snapchat (fashionhayley) then you would know I tried on my dream dress on Friday and just had to buy it immediately, then wear it two days in a row because I love it that much. The dress in question is the one I'm wearing in this post, a white broderie anglaise lace dress with bell sleeves and a two tiered short skirt from Seed Heritage - to be perfectly honest it is actually my dream wedding dress, exactly what I imagine wearing if I were to ever get married again, like EXACTLY what I always dream of for that occasion. Anyway, as I am not getting married any time soon I thought, you know what, I can damn well wear this dress anyway and in a way marry myself by treating myself to a dress that makes me feel this happy. Everyone on my Snapchat told me to buy it while I was trying it on and even though I didn't need their reassurance it did definitely cement my decision. I wore it to the new collection launch of Twoobs as seen on my instagram on Saturday, then on Sunday I wore it to my Snapchat meet up picnic which is when I took these photos with the amazing help of Natalie who has an awesome comic book she just released. The picnic was really a lot of fun, it was so lovely to meet people who watch my snaps every day.

Outfit details
White lace dress Seed Heritage
Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo
Sunglasses Miu Miu red glitter 'noir'
Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle
Pastel pink manicure Goddess of Nails & Beauty at Emporium, shellac nail colour OPI 'Mod About You'
Pink Lipstick Savvy Ultra Matte in 'Rodeo Drive'
Crossbody bag Sammy Dress
Pink sandals Princess Highway
Pink parasol Ishka many many years ago, similar here and here 

While Natalie and I were taking my blog photos this cute little sausage dog named Audrey waned to join in on the fun.

A little too fast for my pat haha.

What a cutie! My heart still breaks with missing my dog Hachiko as my ex won't let me see him, but chance encounters with cute dogs at the park do perk me up.

I have had my pink parasol for so many years but it never gets old, it always looks so fun and chic.

Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo
Sunglasses Miu Miu red glitter 'noir'
Pink Lipstick Savvy Ultra Matte in 'Rodeo Drive'
Pink parasol Ishka many many years ago, similar here and here

Look how beautiful the lace is up close, I just adore this dress so much!

Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle
Pastel pink manicure Goddess of Nails & Beauty at Emporium, shellac nail colour OPI 'Mod About You'
Crossbody bag Sammy Dress

These shoes are my new favourites, so comfortable and practical yet still quirky and cute.

Pink sandals Princess Highway

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Horizontal Stripe Love

 I'm pretty into stripes at the moment, especially colourful horizontal ones. We all know that according to the "fashion rules" horizontal stripes are a big no no if you're a little curvy, and well I disagree. You can wear whatever the hell you want always and forever, and I for one think that horizontal stripes look amazing on curves. I'm not afraid of my belly being on show, in fact I think it can look pretty sexy. So as soon as I saw this dress over at ASOS I knew I wanted to have it on my curvy body!

Outfit details
Dress ASOS
DIY pink iron on patch denim jacket City Chic
Pink tote bag Sunday Social
Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato
Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink Brogues Topshop

Just thinking about how cute I look in horizontal stripes!

Boob pin Handy Studio, Hungover patch by Skinnydip via ASOSMelody pop patch Eat Me DoBarbie pin Barbie store in Harajuku, Fresh to Death Rosette Brooch Lightning HeartPeace out Bitches patch Save Yourself ShopI heart Spank! badge Spank in TokyoGirl Gang patch by Ohh Deer via ASOSIced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab, Tokyo swan boat pin McKean,StudioPink hair girl patch Susanna Rose Sykes via Save Yourself ShopAt least you tried patch Save Yourself Shop, Pink tote bag Sunday Social

I don't wear this awesome earrings I got in Tokyo nearly enough. Tokyo is the land of cool clip on earrings, if like me you don't have your ears pierced then I can't recommend shopping in Tokyo enough.

Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo

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